Every effort has been made to trace owners of photographs and copyright where appropriate. In some cases this has not been possible and will be corrected where copyright is claimed and made known to the author at Pool Archives
My sincere thanks also go to Doreen Singleton, Margaret Plasting, Stewart Liles, Ken Horn, David Whiteley, Steve Wilkinson, Bert Whitehead, Joan Buckle, Roland Tankard, Harry and Eva Denton, Kendal Newby, the owners of a cottage on Sandy Lobby in 2002, Ron Hannan, Martin Fletcher and all those who have shown interest by helping me compile some of the details involving these quarries.
Also to the technical information from Bob Amos, Ian Bareham, Neil Midgley’s thesis “The Maintenance of a Victorian Turnpike Road”, Otley Museum O/P/dc/4, “The Pool Quarry Railway” by John Whitaker as published in North Eastern Express May 1976. Also used, Wharfedale & Airedale Observer, “Timble Man” by Ronald Harker, – Hendon Publishing, History of Leeds by Edward Parsons, 1832 See also. www.poolinwharfedalehistory.co.uk
(From water supply section) My thanks are given to the many people who willingly helped by supplying some of the above information. Special thanks go to Roland Tankard who also provided me with the map of the water route and to Pam Wood for the share certificate shown on the front cover. Thanks also to George Whitehead and to members of the Whiteley family. Without the assistance of everyone many records of this private water supply could have been lost.
(From Pool Doles section) My thanks to the late Ted Joce for access to his copy of “Endowed Charities (West Riding of York – 1894.) Also to Otley Museum – O/o/dc/8 and to Mr.Bumby, headmaster of Pool C. of E. School, for the loan of the school log books
(From Pool Feast section) My sincere thanks to the late Miss Alice Davey, the late David Whiteley and all who contributed information included in this article.
2. Introduction Many thanks to all who have assisted in the information recorded. There are many things which are not included in this section but hopefully some are recorded in our archives.
3. A Brief History My thanks are expressed to everyone who so willingly provided me with information and photographs which have been invaluable. My thanks go especially to the late grand old ladies, Hilda Pickard and Alice Davey for allowing me to use the cover photograph of the old Bar House showing left, their mother Mrs. Davey, with Mrs. Lupton outside Mrs. Lupton’s grocery shop and right Mrs.Temple outside her haberdashery shop around 1900.
My thanks also to the following from which I gleaned much information: “Maintenance of a Victorian Turnpike Road.” by R. Neil Midgley, also for his help.
“This Little Town of Otley” by Harold Walker
“Timble Man,Diaries of a Dalesman” by Ronald Harker. Hendon Publishing, Nelson.
Otley Museum. O/TP/dc/1; Wharfedale& Airedale Observer.
The David Whiteley Memoirs; John Whiteley’s Railway Closure Record.
“Tracks & Roads in a Yorkshire Parish” by Don Cole.
“A Short History of Pool-in-Wharfedale” 1929 by Rev.G. H. Mercer, M.A.
4. Railway My thanks are given to the many friends who have related their memories. I think you will agree they have helped to bring to life this lost amenity.
As indicated in the narrative, the technical information has been assembled from various sources including Otley Museum, Neville Gladstone – Pullein Papers, “The Fawkes Family and their Estates in Wharfedale 1819-1936” by Marion Sharples. Some of the additional information included has again been given by colleagues. Several photos. are reproduced by kind permission of Neil Midgley, John Whiteley, Norman Sutton, John Hardcastle & the drawing of the station & layout by the late Bob Amos.
5. Arthington Viaduct 19th century newspapers Leeds Library.
6. Old Pool Bank.Thanks to many members of Old Pool Bank, past and present, The Wharfedale Observer, etc. for supplying me
many of these items.
7. Pool Bank Quarries. My sincere thanks also go to Doreen Singleton, Margaret Plasting, Stewart Liles, Ken Horn, David Whiteley, Steve Wilkinson, Bert Whitehead, Joan Buckle, Roland Tankard, Harry and Eva Denton, Kendal Newby, the owners of a cottage on Sandy Lobby in 2002, Ron Hannan, Martin Fletcher and all those who have shown interest by helping me compile some of the details involving these quarries.
Also technical information from Bob Amos, Ian Bareham, Neil Midgley’s thesis “The Maintenance of a Victorian Turnpike Road”, Otley Museum O/P/dc/4, “The Pool Quarry Railway” by John Whitaker as published in North Eastern Express May 1976. Also used, Wharfedale & Airedale Observer, “Timble Man” by Ronald Harker, – Hendon Publishing, History of Leeds by Edward Parsons, 1832
8.A Village at War. Sincere thanks to all who have contributed to this section, either by loan of photographs or with their own memories:- Doreen Singleton, Roland Tankard, the late David Whiteley, the late Bob Amos, the late Jean Wood, John and Mavis Whiteley, Members of the Davey family, Pat Rawlinson, Bert Whitehead, Bill Rider, Louie and Freddie Midgley, Neil Midgley, Kendal Newby, Billy Webster, Neville Gladstone, Molly Tindall, Eva and Harry Denton, the Wiggins family, Otley Museum and the various organizations who have allowed access to their Minute Books. Holmes, Geoff Perkins, E. Hyland, Wharfedale Observer, Pool School, Mavis Pickard, Susan Marshall, Geoff Perkins, Margaret Plasting, Pam Wood, Gillian Steward, Hazel Lee, Dorothy Holmes, Richard Thomas Phillips.
9.Rols of Honour Sincere thanks to all who assisted by supplying the valuable information of those who lost their lives. National War Graves Commission. St. Mary and St. Abanoub optic Orthodox Church (formally St. Peters Church, Arthington)
9. War Memorial & Gardens. Denton Bros. Jean Giles, Pool Parish Council
10. A Village Water Supply My thanks are given to the many people who willingly helped by supplying some of the information. Special thanks go to Roland Tankard who also provided me with the map of the water route, Pam Wood for the share certificate Thanks also to George Whitehead and to members of the Whiteley family. Without the assistance of everyone many records of this private water supply would have been lost.
*Although the story of the waterworks has been attributed to William Whiteley various letters suggest it may have been told by Holmes Whiteley, his brother. Otley Museum O/P/dc/1. Mr. Whitehead.
11.Chapel of Ease for St. Wilfrid’s. Thanks to Derek Dalton. “Wharfedale” Thomas Shaw 1830, Wharfedale Observer, Ted Joce, St. Wilfrid’s Church.
12. St. Wilfrid’s Church . Compiled from information from F. Morrell; H. Speight; D. Dalton; Otley Museum; Guide to Otley & District – Charles Walker; Otley Parish Register, Rev. G. H. Mercer; the late Vinny Parker for entrusting to Pool Archives many old photos and the Rev. G. H. Mercer’s original Church history notes; Peter Thornborrow;, Rev. Denys de la Hoyde, who gave a number of old church photographs to Pool Archives; Eric Cryer, Mr. Bumby, headmaster, for loan of Pool School log books; Pool Parish Council records. Pool Village Archives; Alistair & Sue Tweedy; Susan Ford; Wharfedale Observer, Gavin Pullein. Thanks are given to all those who helped along the way. Special thanks go to The Rev. John Bassett who kindly checked over this section making the necessary adjustments and providing the more recent information.
13. Wesleyan and Other Churches. Thanks to: Richard Downs, Architectural historian Peter Thornborrow, Wharfedale Observer, David Whiteley, Jean Giles (nee Whiteley), Mrs. Horn, Miss Davey & Mrs. Pickard, West Yorkshire Archives, Wakefield ref.WYL1165/20/15 info. on Cabin; Martin Fletcher.
14. Stocks Hill. Thanks to Tommy Lodge, Don Cole, Molly Tindall, Freddie Midgley, Wharfedale Observer, David Whiteley. My thanks to the late Ted Joce for access to his copy of “Endowed Charities (West Riding of York – 1894.) Also to Otley Museum – O/o/dc/8 and to Mr.Bumby, headmaster of Pool C. of E. School, for the loan of the school log books
15.Poole Doles & Pool Feast. My sincere thanks to the late Ted Joce, Miss Alice Davey, David Whiteley, Halifx Guardian, and all who contributed information
16. Arthington Show. Thanks to Ted Joce, Arthington Show for sight of Minute books.
Amateur Dramatics. Thanks to David and John Whiteley, Margaret Plasting, Sarah Jolly.
17. Industry. Thanks to all who helped in compiling this section.
18. Pool Mills & Riverside Park. Much information was gleaned from various sources, including The Leeds Mercury Much of Low mill was provided by David and John Whiteley. Leeds City Council. Many more photos and items of interest, i.e. memories maps, etc. under “Pool Folders, Mills” on computer, High mill, walk mill deeds 1819” O.M. O/P/dc11
Many documents etc. for Whiteleys are now kept at WYAS Leeds reference WYL 1065 which were presented by David Whiteley before his death in 2004 and later on the death of his brother John in 2019.
19.Events of the Past. Compiled from various sources, including Leeds Mercury, Otley Museum, Pool Parish Minutes, Rowland Tankard, Huntingdon Archives, Don Cole.
Transcript of 1674 Pool by Sylvia Thomas MA, DipArch Admin, August 2009
20. Inns. A Short History of Pool-in-Wharfedale by Rev. Mercer, Ashley Howard, Gordon Wood, John Metcalfe, Wharfedale Observer, Jim & Vicki Irvine, Leeds Mercury, Pat Walker, H. Speight, Kendall Newby, Freddie Midgley, Pool House deeds, Mrs. Pickard.
21. Roads Bridges & Public Services. Edmund Bogg, “Descriptive Guides, c. 1900, Molly Tindall, Rowland Tankard, Mrs. Webster, Leeds City Archive Library AD1500, Jennings History of Harrogate & Knaresborough, West Yorkshire Archive Service, Architectural Historian Peter Thornborrow, Don Cole, author, Pool Parish Council.
22.Famiies of the Past. Sincere thanks to all who so willingly donated information of their families’ lives. Pool Archives
23. Houses pre 1850. Information from Pool Archives, owners house deeds
24. Houses post 1850. Thanks to the many owners of these house who provided valuable information, deeds, etc.
25. Terraced Cottages. Lost. Listed Buildings. Thanks to present owners, Pool Archives, deeds, Tythe map of 1847, Leeds city Council.
PLEASE NOTE THESE ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ARE STILL BEING COMPILED AS WE TRANSFER FROM BOOK TO WEBSITE